Daily Archives: March 29, 2012

Health & fitness in the news – 29/03/2012

1. Weight loss, exercise improve mobility in diabetes
Reuters

Losing weight and improving fitness may ward off some of the mobility problems that older overweight people with type 2 diabetes often face, according to a new study.

Reuters

2. Get the best of cross trainers
Evening Standard

The elliptical (cross-trainer) machine was introduced into the fitness world in the Nineties as a treadmill and bike hybrid. It has a unique non-impact standing circular movement pattern, designed for the athlete who cannot run any more due to not being able efficiently to neutralise the impact the body is placed under when running.
But believe it or not, the cross trainer is completely comparable to a treadmill with regards to the intensity it places on the legs, heart and lungs — if used correctly.

Evening Standard

3. Tennis ace Agassi launches gym equipment line
Health Club Management

Former tennis champion Andre Agassi has launched a new range of gym equipment in partnership with his long-time strength training coach, Gil Reyes.

Health Club Management

4. I lost 11 stone in 4 years…now I look picture perfect
The Sun

Comparing myself month by month stunned me. My face was thinner and I could notice the difference in my waistline and arms. “I began looking forward to each month when the time came to take a picture and compare myself to the previous one.”
Nicola also joined women-only gym Curves and began working out twice a week.

The Sun

5. Wellness a Key Component of UK’s Olympic Legacy
Athletic Business

Sebastian Coe, the former Olympic middle-distance runner who chairs LOCOG, the London 2012 organising committee, included as part of the original bid that organisers would use it to inspire two million people to take up sport and physical activity. That effort, begun in January, is organised under the umbrella of “Our Greatest Team” and is being spearheaded by Technogym, the Games’ official supplier of fitness equipment.

Athletic Business

6. A new gym regimen: run for your life
Independent

Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself to exercise? The desire for a bikini body or abs of steel not enough to get you down to the gym? In that case, there’s only one thing that is going to help – the threat of being eaten alive by a zombie horde. At least that’s the thinking behind the popular iPhone app Zombies, Run! (it’s coming to Android later this year).

Independent

7. David Cameron fails to show off badminton skills
Independent

David Cameron attempted to showcase his badminton skills today as he urged the public to get “pumped up” about the Olympics.

Independent

8. Job-related stress to rise, say 80 per cent of Europeans
People Management

Workplace stress will rise over the next five years according to eight out of ten workers across Europe, a major new survey has revealed. The survey of 35,000 people in 36 European countries found that 80 per cent of people believed that job-related stress would increase, while 52 per cent said it would increase “a lot”.

People Management

9. We danced with Len and Arlene: Your Personal Best winners enjoy an active day out
Saga

Stella, Bob and the other participants, aged from 53 upwards and from all round the country, spent the morning talking with the various experts, discussing their health, how much activity they did and what they would like to do. “The experts gave us really good advice on how to gradually get back into a more active lifestyle by taking small steps at a time and enjoying whatever route this might take us”, says Stella.

Saga

10. Just one glass of wine a day linked to breast cancer: research
Telegraph

Women should stick to just one glass of wine a day and those with a family history of breast cancer should abstain altogether as researchers find even moderate alcohol consumption increases chances of developing the disease.

Telegraph